Retail Struggles Become Senior Housing Opportunities

By: Shawn Rader On October 25, John F. Wasik penned an interesting article in The New York Times regarding the conversion of shopping mall properties into senior housing. With over 25,000 stores perhaps closing by the …

Co-Housing for Seniors

By Shawn Rader: In the October 4th issue of Senior Housing News, Tim Mullaney discusses the movement towards co-housing as a senior living alternative which might better address the issues of loneliness, isolation and depression …

Senior Housing and the LGBT Senior Community

By: Shawn Rader.  The Real Deal reported a Thirty Million Dollar affordable housing project in Long Island aimed at the LGBT Senior community. It is open to all and is being funded by State and …

Creative Senior Living

By Shawn Rader: In an article by Tim Mullaney in the Senior Housing News, he addresses the challenges faced by senior living providers in dealing with the next generation of senior living residents, the baby …

How Will Medicare Rule Changes Affect Senior Housing Communities?

By John Ruffier Since the 1970s, Medicare beneficiaries have had the ability to receive Medicare benefits through private health plans (mainly Health Maintenance Organizations) as an alternative to the traditional Medicare program administered by the …

Improving Elder Care through Technology

By: Hallie Fisher.  A relative of mine recently moved into an independent living facility, and within days we had received notice that she had been summoning the staff for routine questions (“How late is breakfast …

Technology for Senior Living

by: Hallie Fisher.  The Building Design & Construction Network states that unique and distinctive amenities are a must-have for Senior Living Facilities. Examples of such amenities include access to walking trails, innovative and fun dining …

Baby Boomers: Ride-Sharing and Technology

By: Hallie Fisher.  A hot topic in senior housing over the past few years has been how Baby Boomers are going to affect the senior housing market. It’s clear that the sheer number of Baby …

Dining for Dollars

  In the past the dining room in any assisted living facility was considered comparable to a dispensary—a necessary service facility for the residents.  Over time, some ALFs dressed them up with dress codes, decorations …

Baby Boomers Continue to Push the Trends in Senior Living

Baby Boomers spent more money in life on leisure activities than previous generations,  and will therefore demand the types of lifestyle they have experienced.  Restful rooms with Wi-Fi connections, expresso bars and cafes with healthy …